A strong southern woman

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:04 pm


There is a long line of strong southern women in my family’s history. Emanuel County also has its share of them. When I speak of my family’s lineage, I also speak of yours.

My mother was a go-getter! She could prepare a feast with very simple ingredients, or solve a major problem through ordinary love and compassion. She was the closet person to an angel that I Read More

Jail List 8-14-19

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:02 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

BOE hears tax increase, NAVVY implementation presentations at recent meeting

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:01 pm


Members of the Emanuel County Board of Education convened at the Central Office for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, August 12. Having called for a second public hearing in regard to the recently proposed property tax increase, the board arrived at 6 p.m. and began its normal meeting at 7 p.m.

The public hearing consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by Whitney Lawrence. During her presentation, Read More

SMS teacher completes national food safety and nutrition training

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:59 pm

Leah Rehberg, a teacher at Swainsboro Middle School in Swainsboro, was one of 36 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as family and consumer science and health education teachers, took place Read More

Driver turns self in after fleeing scene of fatal weekend crash

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:58 pm


At approximately 3:22 p.m. Saturday, August 10, Emanuel County 911 dispatched emergency personnel to a single-vehicle crash within the area of Drew Bennett Road and Payton Road in Midville.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel located one male subject who was transported to AU Medical Center for treatment. The individual, identified as Claude Taylor, age 69 of Twin City, later passed away on Sunday, August 11, due to injuries Read More

Celebration of life held for Jean Anderson Morgan

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:57 pm

A celebration of life was held to honor the life of Jean Anderson Morgan Saturday, August 3, 2019.  The celebration was at East Georgia State College’s Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Guests enjoyed a program that included a slide show of photos from Mrs. Morgan’s life, music that she loved, and multiple guest speakers.

John Morgan, Mrs. Morgan’s stepson, presented the slideshow during the program. It had pictures of Mrs. Read More

ECSO Report 8-14-19

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:55 pm

The following are reports from Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

August 1

Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle fire on Interstate 16 at Exit 90.

August 2

A victim filed a report in reference to a minor vehicle crash that had taken place in Swainsboro Middle School’s parking lot.

August 5

A victim on Badger Road stated that his rifle had been stolen.

A complainant on Tumpy Road stated that a Read More

Bulldogs and Hornets scrimmage in Savannah

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:55 pm


The ECI Bulldogs and Savannah Country Day Hornets got their pre-season underway Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

The teams were on the artificial turf at Memorial Stadium due to new sod on the Hornets’ home field.

The limited format for the scrimmage was to have each offense control the ball for 10 plays on offense, then turn the ball over to the other team for their 10 Read More

COTW: Percynthia Bethea

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:54 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Percynthia Bethea, previously employed as a phlebotomist in the lab at Emanuel Medical Center. She currently stays at home and spends most of her time with her grandson, Jalen Mosley, when he is not in school.  Percynthia also spends time with her niece, Myla Hill, while at home and says she is a “sweetie pie.”  In Percynthia’s spare time, she loves cooking, reading Read More

Clinton Thomas, 65

Posted by | August 14, 2019 4:53 pm

   Graveside services for Clinton Thomas, 65, of Augusta were held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Adrian Memorial Cemetery with Trial Elder Eddie Johnson officiating. He passed away Monday, July 29, 2019.

Mr. Clinton Thomas was born in Emanuel County on March 5, 1954 to the late Fannie Williams and Jimmie Brantley Sr. He was a graduate of Swainsboro High School. At an early age, Thomas was employed Read More

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